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AWRA Annual Conference This Week Explored Water Resource Issues and Challenges

AWRA Annual Conference This Week Explored Water Resource Issues and Challenges

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) held its Annual Conference this week in Baltimore, Maryland. Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the...

EPA’s Perchlorate Regulatory Process Continues

EPA’s Perchlorate Regulatory Process Continues

With all of the ongoing discussions on lead and algal toxins and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), one can forget...

With a New Congress, What’s Next for Drinking Water?

With a New Congress, What’s Next for Drinking Water?

The closing days of the 115th Congress are rapidly approaching.  With a power shift to a Democrat majority House but...

CIFA Workshop Covers Everything from Nuts & Bolts to What’s Next in Water Infrastructure

CIFA Workshop Covers Everything from Nuts & Bolts to What’s Next in Water Infrastructure

On November 5-7, ASDWA attended the annual Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities (CIFA) SRF Workshop held in Albuquerque, NM.  The...

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Costs of States’ Transactions Study [CoSTS]
(April 2018)

EPA is evaluating several options for potential Long-Term Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LT-LCR). EPA presented several options at a Federalism Consultation briefing on January 8, 2018, and requested comments by March 8, 2018. ASDWA conducted this Costs of States’ Transactions Study (CoSTS) as part of its comment development process for these regulatory options. The detailed spreadsheets included in this study calculate the estimated hours for the five categories of regulatory options presented at the January 8th meeting, plus an additional category for “Regulatory Start-Up”.


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Insufficient Resources for State Drinking Water Programs Threaten Public Health (December 2013)

As the public health risks posed by drinking water contaminants and other constituents of concern become more complex and pressing, state program responsibilities for adequately managing sources of drinking water, overseeing the treatment of drinking water, and supervising water systems all increase. In 2013, ASDWA produced this report to intertwine the public health protection mission and responsibilities of state drinking water programs with a funding needs assessment and analysis of outcomes should inadequate funding be provided.

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The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations.

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Keeping Water at the Top of Everyone’s Mind

One of the most important roles ASDWA has is to make sure no one stops thinking about water. Whether that means spending time on the Hill to speak with Congressional staff about drinking water issues, or expanding the reach of our communications to the public by way of social media, ASDWA is constantly working to advance our message of public health protection on behalf of our members. Having safe drinking water is taken for granted by many, so ASDWA continually emphasizes drinking water’s importance for public health and for the economy.

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